Sustainable Population Plan

According to surveys from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of the U.S. has been growing exponentially since 1790. After viewing the Census document at Census.gov and crunching the numbers, it is apparent that the population is growing exponentially. In 1790, the population of the U.S. was at a mere 3.9 million people. In 1900, the population grew to 76.2 million people. Then, by 1990, the population of the U.S. was 248.7 million people.

Graph of US population estimate from 1900-2100
Graph of US population estimates from 1900-2000. The equation is f(x) = 80.085(1.13856)^x.

With the US growing at this rate, imagine what the population will be one hundred years from now. If the US follows the same trend, it will have approximately 1.073 billion people in 2100. We probably won’t ever reach this population because we won’t be able to survive with that many people. However, it’s still something to think about.
According to the CDC, approximately 49% of the pregnancies in the US in 2006 were unintended. This number is scary considering the fact that we have the technology and sciences today to prevent unintended pregnancies. One of the problems, though, is that not everyone has access to or knowledge of these pregnancy prevention means. Continue reading Sustainable Population Plan